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Pillbug

Quick Facts

Size

.25"-.5" long

Preferred Habitat

Pillbugs prefer dark, moist areas, under rocks, leaves, bark and logs.

Known Health Issues

Pillbugs are not harmful to humans or transmit diseases. They also don’t infest food, clothing or wood.
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About

Pillbugs are also known as Rollie Pollies and are actually crustaceans, not insects. They are more closely related to shrimp than any kind of insect. The type of pillbugs that one might see around or outside the house roll up into a ball when they feel threatened. They are colored a slight gray and look like a tiny armadillo.